Fall 2020 - GSWS 308 D100

Gendering Economy: Paid and Unpaid Labour (4)

Class Number: 8398

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    30 units including three units in GSWS or WS or GDST.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Explores the nature and conditions of all genders' paid and unpaid labour in the economy as well as various theories which explain labour market discrimination, the impact of national public policies on all genders' labour and the transnational interconnections that affect gendered paid and unpaid labour. Students who have taken SA 335 or WS 310 under the title Women and Work may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will take a broad approach to gender, placing it dialogue with race and ethnicity, class, nation, and space, as we think through the complex dynamic between gender and labor from a variety of perspectives. We will explore workers’ lived experiences of gender regimes while critically examining how gender ‘matters’ within the workplace.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify and analyze contemporary local, national, and global issues relating to gender and work
  2. Apply critical perspectives to contemporary issues around gender and work
  3. Apply theoretical understandings of gender and society to explain contemporary work issues

Grading

NOTES:

Percentage

letter

grade

conversion

A+

95-100%

A

90-94%

A-

85-89%

B+

80-84%

B

75-79%

B-

70-74%

C+

65-69%

C

60-64%

C-

55-59%

D

50-54%

F

49% or less

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Online participation: 10% 
2. Open book exams: 50%
3. Semester project: 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Nichols, L. (2019). Working Women in Canada: An Intersectional Approach. Women's Press, Canadian Scholars Press. 

Additional academic journal articles and book chapters and audio-visual material will be made accessible via Canvas and through the SFU library.


Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).